Tuesday, February 10, 2009

B is for Boone and my Big Butt

Man, I arrived in Boone and sort of fell apart! I think the stress of last week and getting all three kids together and here in one piece all while being sick was enough to make me pine for chocolate. That, and my mom makes darn good White Russians. And I was a willing drinker. For 14 pts a piece (yes, that's not a typo) though, I should have avoided them. But....they...are....so....good.

I did make a concerted effort to choose healthy foods when we ate out. I mostly ordered salads with grilled chicken, vegetables, fruits, etc. At one place I was craving a cheeseburger so I ordered one and 86'd the fries for fruit. I've also tried to avoid diet sodas. With the high frutose corn syrup (HFCS) and sodium, they just weigh you down. And don't believe the hogwash PR campaign commercials you see on TV defending HFCS. It's crap. Recent studies have shown a link b/w HFCS and weight gain.


Oh yeah...water. Drink it.

Anyway, I definitely over ate all week. I got really depressed about it and frustrated at myself. It peaked one day and my mom noticed. Then she offered to take me shopping. :) I've hesitated buying anything because "I was going to lose the weight." But living in sweats has taken it's toll on me and I just cant do it anymore. So I got some nice transition stuff and I feel "pretty" again. My mom and I were joking that we could get matching tummy tucks once we both lose our weight.

Oh to dream.

I've stumbled upon some good web sites that I'm adding to my "links" section. It's good to hear fresh, new stories of weight loss. I've always been inspired by others and I've sort of forgotten how to be inspired lately as I've been living like a zombie with no sleep. I'm still not sleeping, but perhaps adjusting. And I'm ready to be inspired.

I'll be back in Hotlanta on Thursday and I'm eager to get my arse on my treadmill and get back to business.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can do it Jen! I've been following your blog since I have been pregnant (19 wks now) and trying to keep my sanity with chocolate/peanut butter cravings! Your entries really help since I try to follow some sort of plan for pregnancy nutrition. I am following WW in the same manner you did while pregnant.
Hang in there gorgeous!

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